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How to collect a urine sample from your cat

November 12th, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized

Collecting a urine sample from a cat can be intimidating.    

This web page has some great tips:

http://www.felinefriendlycare.com/cat-urine-sample.html#supersimple

This clinic has made a nice video:

Some additional pointers:

You might need to confine the cat in the bathroom overnight. Empty the litter box and line it with saran wrap.  Or you can put saran wrap on top of the cat litter, making sure you push it down tightly over the litter so your cat does not rip it. Once your cat has urinated on top of the saran wrap, you can transfer the urine to a clean collection jar. Ask us for a sterile syringe and urine jar, if you need one.

After your cat uses the litter pan, simply pour the urine into a clean collection jar and bring in to the clinic.  The container can be the kind physicians provide for human urine samples or a never- used Rubbermaid “Tupperware” type of container, the kind used for sandwiches and leftovers.

We also have a product called NoSorb, which consists of small plastic pellets to substitute for cat litter; it can be placed in the saran wrap-lined box so your cat has something to dig in.

Once the sample has been collected, bring it in to the clinic as soon as possible for analysis. If you cannot bring it in right away, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours, but immediate analysis yields the best test results.

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